Use the chart, examples, and video below to learn how to conjugate avoir in the imparfait (imperfect) tense.
Avoir: Imparfait Conjugation Chart
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Examples: how to conjugate avoir in imparfait tense
Here are some examples of conjugating avoir in imparfait (imperfect) form:
I was hungry.
Vous n'aviez pas le droit de faire ça.
You did not have the right to do that.
Les assistants n'ont plus la résistance qu'ils avaient.
Assistants don't have the stamina they used to have.
- Avoir is an irregular verb.
- Don’t worry about memorising all the imparfait conjugations by heart. Through speaking and listening on a regular basis, you’ll develop an intuitive feel for the rules and exceptions when conjugating verbs.
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Reminder of what the French personal pronouns mean:
- je = I
- tu = you (singular informal)
- il/elle = he/she
- on = we (formal)
- nous = we (informal)
- vous= you (singular formal OR plural (both formal and informal))
- ils/elles = they
How to conjugate avoir in the imperfect tense - recommended video:
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